Project Description

Physical Literacy for Communities (PL4C) Edmonton  is a group of partners working together from health, education, recreation and sport to advance physical literacy by:

  • supporting schools, recreation organizations and others in addressing specific, local barriers to healthy active living, and 
  • building community capacity through training that supports the development of physical literacy.

This project intentionally supports capacity-building for Indigenous nations and New to Canada populations within each community, so that their youth can be meaningfully engaged.

Start Date

The Physical Literacy for Communities Edmonton project was signed in June 2022 and runs until August 2024.

Regional Manager & Associate Mentor

The Regional Manager for PL4C Edmonton is Liz Herbert, Manager of National PLAY Assessments and Physical Literacy for Communities, Prairie Engagement at Sport for Life. 

An associate mentor will be identified in the coming months.

Community Partners/Stakeholders

The community partners for PL4C Edmonton have each shown great leadership and interest in developing physical literacy in the community. Currently, they are:

  • Action for Healthy Communities
  • Alberta Health Services
  • City of Edmonton
  • Edmonton Public Schools
  • Edmonton Catholic Schools
  • Edmonton Sport Council
  • Ever Active Schools
  • EFCL
  • Sport for Life Society
  • YMCA of Northern Alberta

Engagement and support from organizations across sectors is a top priority within the project, to ensure the various voices within the community are heard.

Sectors represented

Project Reach

This project aims to reach the City of Edmonton. The partner table is working together to involve the Catholic and Public School Boards as well as Edmonton’s Recreation Facilities and Programs.


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More Information

For more information, contact Liz Herbert, Sport for Life Society,